Philip K. Hitti
Philip Khuri Hitti (Arabic: فيليب خوري حتي), (Shimlan 22 June 1886 – Princeton 24 December 1978) was a Lebanese-American professor and scholar at Princeton and Harvard University, and authority on Arab and Middle Eastern history, Islam, and Semitic languages. He almost single-handedly created the discipline of Arabic studies in the United States.
- The harmonization of Greek philosophy with Islam begun by al-Kindi, an Arab, was continued by aI-Farabi. a Turk, and completed in the East by ibn-Sina, a Persian.
- 1937 History of the Arabs p: 371
- I agree with him entirely; there is no such thing in history as Palestine, absolutely, but when Dr. Hitti speaks of history he means Arab history, he is a specialist in Arab history and he knows his business.
- 1977, The Palestinians, page 9 quoting Ben Gurion testimony before the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry